Secretary Hunt is quite ill.
Ex-Senator Dorsey says he is ready for trial.
The New England excursionists are now at Washington.
Emperor William is confined to his room, owing to a slight fall Saturday.
It is believed that Collector Beard and Gen. Underwood will be reappointed.
Immense petitions for the pardon of Sergt. Mason have been started to Washington.
Several cabinet changes are anticipated soon, in the retirement of Secretaries Hunt and Kirkwood.
The strikers in the Pacific Mills at Lawrence still remain firm, and more weavers are expected to quit work today. The Catholic clergy have advised the hands to return to work. A general lockout is said to be imminent.
The brig Addie Benson has arrived at Provincetown, having on board the captain and fourteen of the crew of the ship Screamer, who had been rescued in mid-ocean from their life-boats, after the sinking of their ship from a leak.
Crevasse disasters are increasing along the lower Mississippi River, and the overflowed lands are filled with desolation and the protected spots with distressed refugees. It is estimated that 70,000 of Louisiana's laboring population are destitute.
THE WEATHER.WASHINGTON, D. C., March 20, 1882 - 1 A. M. For New England, fair weather, higher barometer, northwest to northeast winds, with slight changes in temperature.